16th title for Koenig at the world's most prestigious pistol tournament

2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup champion Doug Koenig

Doug Koenig secured his 16th NRA Action Pistol title this week at the 2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri.

Established in 1979, the Bianchi Cup is a 192-shot tournament that tests a shooter's skills at several positions and distances, from cover, and against moving targets. Koenig's final score was a perfect 1920 with 180 tie-breaking Xs, which were needed against fellow perfect shooter Jeremy Newell, who ultimately took second overall with 166 Xs.

More on the 2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup ...

NRA National Action Pistol Championship under way in Missouri

2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup

The 37th Annual MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup began with cloudy skies and rain - a lot of rain. Competitors huddled under shelter as long as they could before it was their turn to step up to the firing line at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Columbia, Missouri.

Unfortunately for those shooting the Practical and Falling Plate events, the rain-soaked shooting mats provided little comfort while trying to concentrate on hitting Xs. But many shooters still managed to pull off perfect scores through the first day, including defending champion Kevin Angstadt and 15-time winner Doug Koenig.

More on the 2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup ...

NRA National Action Pistol Championship brings world's top shooters to Missouri

Doug Koenig at the Bianchi Cup Practical Event

The 2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup officially kicks off tomorrow morning at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club just outside Columbia, Missouri. Nearly 300 competitors representing almost ten countries have come out to be a part of the hunt for this year's cup.

2014 champion Kevin Angstadt, who prevailed last year after countless close calls, is about to feel the full pressure of defending the Bianchi Cup title; especially with 16-time winner Doug Koenig eager to get back on top.

More on the 2015 Bianchi Cup ...

2014 Paralympic Athlete of the Year Mike Tagliapietra spills the contents of his range bag for Shooting Sports USA

2014 Paralympic Athlete of the Year Mike Tagliapietra

Mike Tagliapietra is our country's foremost Paralympic marksman and Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News got to peek into his range bag for Shooting Sports USA.

You could say that Mike Tagliapietra had a great year last year. Named the 2014 Paralympic Athlete of the Year, this Wisconsinite’s performances in prestigious world competitions qualified him to be the lead and the face of the Paralympic Program for USA Shooting. His perseverance and winning performance also propelled him to secure a berth on the Olympic team for 2016, to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

More on Mike Tagliapietra's range bag ...

Women shooters prove they have what it takes in intense Brownells 3 gun match

Photo credit Becky Yackley Photography Photo credit Becky Yackley Photography

Last weekend, Brownells held its Lady 3 Gun Pro-Am Challenge West Match in St. George, Utah. The event brought out hundreds of top female shooters to compete in action-packed 3 gun stages for a tournament that is quickly making a name for itself in the shooting world.

Begun last year by Brownells CEO and NRA First Vice President Pete Brownell, many were skeptical that the inaugural Brownells Lady 3-Gun Pro-Am Challenge would have a supportive turnout, but 200 women from the United States and Canada, from experienced pros to those shooting their first 3 gun match, had a great time shooting with other women, testing out new gear and guns, and making friendships that are still going strong.

More on the Brownells Lady 3 Gun Pro-Am Challenge ...

New NRA How-To Series teaches the the basics on America's oldest shooting discipline

NRA How-To Series Muzzleloading

Muzzleloading is an age-old sport that has played a major role in shaping American history. And although it can't can't compete with the cool factor of versatility of modern AR-style rifles, muzzleloading is making a comeback in the 21st century thanks to the rising interest in our heritage, the availability of appropriate firearms, and special hunting seasons in many states and provinces.

Unfortunately muzzleloading isn't as straightforward as other disciplines and many shooters have little to no knowledge about what to do once they get their shiny new (or gracefully worn) piece.

More on NRA's How-To Series on Muzzleloading ...

MidwayUSA sponsors world famous Bianchi Cup for seventh consecutive year

2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup

We're happy to announce that MidwayUSA, a leading retailer for shooting sports goods with just about everything, will be title sponsor of the 2015 National Action Pistol Championship for the seventh consecutive year. Known commonly as the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup for its world famous silver trophy, this major action pistol match will be held May 20-23, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Sign up to compete at bianchicup.nra.org/bianchiregistration.

“The Bianchi Cup is the richest and most prestigious pistol tournament in the world and the competition for the coveted silver trophy get fiercer each year,” said Executive Director of NRA General Operations, Kyle Weaver. “We would like to thank MidwayUSA, an industry leader, for its pivotal role in helping the event grow these past seven years.”

More on MidwayUSA's sponsorship of the 2015 Bianchi Cup ...

One of the world's most decorated female shooters talks injury recovery and her passion for the sport

Professional competitive shooter Vera Koo

For those of you new to the world of shooting sports, Vera Koo is a certifiable legend. Owning eight Women's titles from the prestigious Bianchi Cup and two from the World Action Pistol Championship, there's no question that Vera knows what she's doing. Her most recent win came in the form of a team gold medal at the 2012 NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany.

Vera has nothing left to prove to anybody and is so passionate about the sport that she continues to shoot; even after overcoming an injury that would force many to retire. Unfortunately, Vera sustained another such injury this past winter, but is hard at work rehabbing to join the ranks at this May's MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup and continue being a professional competitive shooter.

Read more about Vera Koo ...

Rifle, pistol, and shotgun sharpshooters wanted for World Shooting Championship

Female competitor warming up for the NRA World Shooting Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - If you think you’re one of the best then here’s your chance to prove it.

This is your chance to join more than two hundred of the world’s top shooters as they descend upon the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia this September for the Second Annual NRA World Shooting Championship. We're talking Olympians, world champions, military sharp shooters and more that will make up the roster of those vying for “The Undisputed World Shooting Champion" crown.

More on NRA's World Shooting Championship ...

Keep up to date with NRAblog

Powered by BlogEngine.NET Theme by Cylosoft © Copyright 2015 The National Rifle Association of America